In their continuing desperation to protect profits at all costs, corporations are escalating the use of spy tactics to sabotage the work of nonprofits and activists. According to ‘Spooky Business: A New Report on Corporate Espionage Against Non-profits,’ released yesterday by Washington D.C.-based Essential Information, Monsanto and Kraft are among the many corporations using unethical and illegal tactics against nonprofit organizations.
The report accuses a long list of corporations of hiring shady investigative firms staffed with former employees of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), National Security Agency (NSA), U.S. military, Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), Secret Service and local police departments to target nonprofit organizations.
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